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Bella Thorne Cheers On Laura Benanti and Derek Hough in New York Spring Spectacular

Donald Trump, Regis and Joy Philbin, Rufus Wainwright, and Gayle King were also on hand for the opening-night festivities at Radio City Music Hall.

Tony winner Laura Benanti and Emmy winner Derek Hough star in the New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
(© David Gordon)

Radio City Music Hall's New York Spring Spectacular celebrated its opening night on March 26. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, the production stars the Rockettes alongside Tony winner Laura Benanti as Jenna, a billionaire CEO who just purchased an NYC tour company that she plans to take virtual, and Emmy winner Derek Hough as Jack, an angel who's hoping to get his wings and who is sent back to Earth to convince Jenna not to fire veteran tour guide Bernie (Lenny Wolpe).

The principal company also includes Jared Grimes, Emily Rosenfeld, Colin Critchley, Paige Brady, Grayson Taylor, Crista Moore, Chelsea Packard, LaVon Fisher-Wilson, Mathieu Leopold, and Sarah Romanowski. The production features the voices of Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Bella Thorne, with celebrity cameos by Carmelo Anthony, Donald Trump, Martha Stewart, Henrik Lundqvist, and more.

New York Spring Spectacular features state-of-the-art technology, one-of-a-kind puppetry, a book by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews), and cocreative direction by Tony winner Diane Paulus and her husband, producer Randy Weiner. Mia Michaels choreographs the show's opening number.

Guests for the opening night included Thorne, Trump, Regis and Joy Philbin, Rufus Wainwright, Zac Posen, Dan Stevens, and more. Check out TheaterMania's photos from the evening below.